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Grand Cru Winter Reserve - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Grand Cru Winter ReserveGrand Cru Winter Reserve

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BA SCORE
82
good

434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-14-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

user785335, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

mhgatti, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mpalestino, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

dvanhandel, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of PA-hunter
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%

Poured bottle into glass. 6.9 % abv. The label on the bottle and alcohol content have changed for this offering since it has been listed on beeradvocate.

Appearance- Pours a transparent golden yellow with a thin head that dissipates with large bubbles.

Smell- Sweet with hints of malt. Has a grainy aroma as well. Almost like that of a dry cider.

Taste- Hints of sweet dough at first with a prominent malt finish. Slight undertones of apples.

Mouthfeel- On the thin side and dry as well. Low carbonation as well.

Overall- Mildly complex and easy drinking. Thinner in body than I would have thought. Still the story of this beer is how malty it is, like that of bread.

PA-hunter, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of JeffBrenner
2.95/5  rDev -18.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle to a pint glass. Next to no head or carbonation on this one. A dark gold color as would be expected for the style. Next to no lacing. Medium light penetration. Perhaps it was just my bottle, but I got next to no aromas on mine. I get notes of honey (almost like a green tea) and lemon. Possibly some coriander or cinnamon. Goes down okay at first, but with the spices, has a bit of a bite at the end. Overall, this beer was okay. I remember having it years ago and it tasting much better. Maybe I had an off bottle, but if this is the consensus of most people (I have not read other reviews), I can not say I would be running out to get more of this. Personally, I got this in a 6-pack sampler from a friend for Christmas.

JeffBrenner, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BARFLYB, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

aqualung23, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

buzzy, Feb 09, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -16.3%

12oz bottle, mason jar, best by 3/23/14.

Straw gold, dark, like honey. A small but frothy, tight knit white head.

Classic fruity, spicy yeast. Sweet. Goodly amount of clove.

Tastes as it smells. Not as sweet. Absolutely yeast oriented with lots of clove. Good, but ho-hum.

Pretty full, approaching syrupy actually. Small fizzy bubbles.

It's very blah. It's OK or less. Grand Cru conjures up grand thoughts of a sparkling, effervescent Belgian pale ale. This is just not it. Too heavy and too singular.

brewerburgundy, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

HRamz3, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jp312, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

cmq103, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

abcramer, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Barnsley, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ScubaSteve00, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

JMBSH, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

racingkenny14, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

piconaut, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Lehighace06, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Drknight, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jferrara35, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

StevenH, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

razorsdescent, Jan 13, 2014
Grand Cru Winter Reserve from Flying Fish Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.